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Letters From Wendell

Whether at home or far afield, the company’s namesake plush rat also known as The Intrepid Wendell loves to share his stories, thoughts, and perspectives. Join him and follow along to learn about jewelry, gems, and how going the extra mile makes all the difference in each bespoke piece of jewelry we make.

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These posts are more than just travelogues. Some are related to gemology and production methods; others to our own unusual, yet great personalities.

Sphene
October 1, 2021

Sphene

Sphene Sphene is a rare and inspiring gemstone. It flashes green, red, orange, and white when it moves in the...
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May 20, 2020

Pearl Primer

The elegance and luster of pearl captivate the eye and the imagination. It is said that diamonds are a girl’s...
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The Intrepid Wendell’s 2019 Travelogue
December 20, 2019

The Intrepid Wendell’s 2019 Travelogue

In 2019, we have emphasized celebrating beauty and researching designs and materials.  This new website caps a year of inspiration...
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On Friendship and The Elliot Clef
September 28, 2019

On Friendship and The Elliot Clef

This year, I had the great joy of meeting and becoming friends with the conductor of the Longmont (Colorado) Symphony Orchestra,...
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January 19, 2019

The Jewelry We Wear to Say Goodbye

Jewelry has been around for a long time. Humans have been adorning themselves with gemstones throughout recorded history. Nowadays, stones...
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Wendell in Estonia
January 19, 2019

Wendell in Estonia

Wendell is frequently on the road. Last year, we counted hundreds of thousands of miles on jets, propellers, helicopters, floatplanes,...
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Candyland: A Tiara for an American Princess
January 19, 2017

Candyland: A Tiara for an American Princess

In America, we have no formal royalty. Nevertheless, this post is about one young American princess. Her name is Clarissa...
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August 21, 2023

Ethically Sourced Jewelry

Ethical sourcing is a popular topic among consumers as more people become aware of unfair wages and poor treatment of...

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July 6, 2023

Fancy Colored Diamonds

What are Fancy Colored Diamonds? Fancy colored diamonds are rare and valuable gemstones that captivate the hearts of many of...

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July 6, 2023

The Symbolism of an Engagement Ring

The engagement ring holds a deep symbolism in love and marriage.  We have seen firsthand the impact that these precious...

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October 1, 2021

Sphene

Sphene Sphene is a rare and inspiring gemstone. It flashes green, red, orange, and white when it moves in the...

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September 22, 2020

Jewelry in Wedding Traditions

The Intrepid Wendell has the wonderful opportunity to outfit family and friends with engagement rings and other wedding jewelry. It...

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June 19, 2020

The Intrepid Wendell Supports Virtual Music Festival

  The Intrepid Wendell is proud to support Sober AF Entertainment.  This weekend, S.AF.E is hosting a virtual electronic music festival...

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May 20, 2020

Pearl Primer

The elegance and luster of pearl captivate the eye and the imagination. It is said that diamonds are a girl’s...

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April 1, 2020

Creativity in the Hour of Crisis

The Intrepid Wendell is a luxury jewelry salon. One of the most important blocks in our foundation is creativity. Unfocused...

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March 20, 2020

Healing, Survival, and Connection: We’ve Been Here Before

By now we are all aware of the Coronavirus. Physicians, politicians, leaders, and grandmothers the world over have given us...

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January 24, 2020

Holst, The National Symphony Orchestra, and Peridot

Last weekend, the National Symphony Orchestra performed Gustav Holst’s iconic piece The Planets in the Concert Hall at the John...

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January 19, 2020

Gold Chains

The Intrepid Wendell has expertise in chain making.  Gold, silver, and platinum are pliable – almost magically so. Since the...

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December 20, 2019

The Intrepid Wendell’s 2019 Travelogue

In 2019, we have emphasized celebrating beauty and researching designs and materials.  This new website caps a year of inspiration...

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September 28, 2019

On Friendship and The Elliot Clef

This year, I had the great joy of meeting and becoming friends with the conductor of the Longmont (Colorado) Symphony Orchestra,...

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August 1, 2019

Orange Diamonds

Orange Diamonds The Intrepid Wendell was commissioned to build this beautiful men’s wedding ring in orange diamond and yellow gold. ...

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April 1, 2019

Joyfully Cast: The Intrepid Wendell Story

  A few years ago, The Intrepid Wendell was born out of a vision that joy can be shared through...

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January 19, 2019

The Jewelry We Wear to Say Goodbye

Jewelry has been around for a long time. Humans have been adorning themselves with gemstones throughout recorded history. Nowadays, stones...

Read More
January 19, 2019

Wendell in Estonia

Wendell is frequently on the road. Last year, we counted hundreds of thousands of miles on jets, propellers, helicopters, floatplanes,...

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February 28, 2018

What is Gemology?

Simply put, gemology is the study of gemstones. More academically stated, we see gemology as the field of study that...

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February 1, 2018

Scarab: The Glow from Inside the Tomb

The ancient Egyptians revered the scarab, which symbolized regeneration and rebirth in their culture.  The Elton John musical Aida, currently on...

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January 1, 2018

Hydrogen: An elemental ring that reminds us of our origin

Jacob introduced the roomful of his friends to his new ring by saying: “We all come from something basic.” This...

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January 19, 2017

Candyland: A Tiara for an American Princess

In America, we have no formal royalty. Nevertheless, this post is about one young American princess. Her name is Clarissa...

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